System Automation Engineer
Jump Trading, LLC - Chicago, IL

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Job Descriptions:
Jump Trading is a globally-positioned, proprietary trading firm that remains on the cutting edge of algorithmic trading. We are a privately funded company and do not rely on outside investors or private equity. With offices in Chicago, New York, London and Singapore we trade across all major asset classes in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Because of our ongoing commitment to technology and human capital we have become an industry leader, quietly setting the standard for sophisticated trading strategies.

At Jump, we enjoy a casual atmosphere and a flat organizational structure. Our managing partners are passionate about supporting the exploration of new strategies and concepts throughout the company. They not only encourage new ideas, they expect them. We are more than 350 people with an incredibly diverse set of backgrounds, but collectively we share in our commitment to innovation and Jump's continued success.

At Jump, potential candidates will find a group of people committed to intellectual rigor, strong teamwork, and the pursuit of great discoveries. We recognize that to remain successful, it is imperative that we continue to hire and retain exceptional talent. We offer exceptional compensation and benefits packages

Candidates must possess a combination of both excellent Linux system engineering knowledge and software development knowledge. You’ll work with the rest of the Linux Engineering team to identify opportunities for further automation and implement appropriate automation solutions. Working knowledge and understanding of distributed systems & API design in a devops context.

Automate tasks and build tools to improve the maintainability of the Linux environment

Manage, extend and maintain a configuration management system

Extend monitoring systems to provide important metrics via graphite and collectd

Streamline operations through automation

Create and maintain documentation for important procedures and systems

Help build and support SVN and GIT source code repositories for other development teams

Participate in project planning sessions, execute project tasks

Investigate bleeding edge tools to continually improve our infrastructure

Required Experience:
Prior experience with building an automated/hands-off management system to support thousands of servers

Experience using config management tools such as Puppet, CFEngine, bcfg, chef etc

Extensive knowledge and experience with Python & Bash scripting is required

Knowledge of IP networking, network analysis, performance and application issues using standard tools like tcpdump

Additional scripting/programming language knowledge is strongly desired (php, perl, ruby, java, c, etc)

Knowledge of noSQL and SQL database concepts

3+ years of Linux sys admin experience

5+ years of combined development and sys admin experience

Keyword: Storage Administrator
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